***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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oh my, local news reporting that the Red Sox flight to Houston was diverted to Detroit due to an unknown issue with the plane
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I know we won't win every game, but no offense against below average pitching is a very frustrating way to lose ball games.
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I wonder if there is a chance that Brady Rodgers gets the start next Tuesday against the Cubs instead of Corbin Martin. Martin doesn't have a quality start in his 3 appearances. His first start was good but he only went 5 1/3 so it isn't considered "quality". He followed that up with a 4 IP start and then a 3 1/3 IP start tonight.
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the Astros are about to face a tough stretch of pitchers...

Sale & Price on Friday & Saturday.

then Hamels, Lester, & Hendricks...Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
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Let's hope our bats come alive for these upcoming games.
Thanks and Gig'em-Von Miller

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What channel?
Thanks and Gig'em-Von Miller

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Well this is some cool news

Thanks and Gig'em-Von Miller

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Like I said a few weeks ago it's amazing how many sons of All Star Players Toronto has
I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


H-Town 2017 WS Champions
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Holy crap this would be a ton to give up for MadBum.
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bearkatag15 said:



Holy crap this would be a ton to give up for MadBum.

They might not feel confident severino comes off 60 DL and is healthy.
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Farmer1906 said:

MosesHallRAB04 said:

Farmer1906 said:

I posted this before but I'm am not interested in madbum.


Maybe he's declined and I haven't noticed since I don't watch much west coast ball but his playoff history is love to have.


He's outperforming his expected numbers. He'll regress to the mean.

Madbum April 13 - 3.12 ERA, .675 OPS
Madbum May 23 - 4.10 ERA, .738 OPS

His xwOBA is still about .14 points higher than actual.

I would not be worried if NY traded for him. He's a solid 3-4 type now, not an ace.
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That talk of MadBum or Keuchel got me looking. The Yankees have roughly $64MM tied up on the IL and $223MM total in salaries. Boston is at $236MM. By contrast we are at $158.5MM
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mathguy86 said:

That talk of MadBum or Keuchel got me looking. The Yankees have roughly $64MM tied up on the IL and $223MM total in salaries. Boston is at $236MM. By contrast we are at $158.5MM
What what you're saying is we give JD Martinez, Josh Donaldson, & Jose Abreau each about 30 M next year?
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Just shows how unlevel the playing field is.
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Funny part about this is that they are passing over Keuchel and giving up more than they need to since he is not in playing form and won't be ready for a while. The fact he has not fired his agent at this point shows he has no clear understanding of his value.
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The Yankees can't just sign Keuchel. Their 40 man roster is maxed out. Boston is in the same boat. I guess they could move CC to the 60 day IL.
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We could always seek a trade for Scherzer...

http://www.astrosfuture.com/2019/05/astros-trade-candidate-max-scherzer-no-really/
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ChAg1799 said:

We could always seek a trade for Scherzer...

http://www.astrosfuture.com/2019/05/astros-trade-candidate-max-scherzer-no-really/
Let's do that.
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Deluxe said:

ChAg1799 said:

We could always seek a trade for Scherzer...

http://www.astrosfuture.com/2019/05/astros-trade-candidate-max-scherzer-no-really/
Let's do that.


I'll donate $10
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Trying to be too precise on the edges?

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Thanks and Gig'em-Von Miller

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Tighter strike zone along with being worried to take up to much of the plate. 3 starts in, Im ok with the job that he has done.
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Yeah, I don't think it's time to hit the eject button, yet
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ChAg1799 said:

We could always seek a trade for Scherzer...

http://www.astrosfuture.com/2019/05/astros-trade-candidate-max-scherzer-no-really/

Quote:

Scherzer's contract isn't even close to coming off the books for the Nats. Scherzer, even after his contract "expires" after 2021, is still owed $105M of his contract in deferred money to be paid from 2022 through 2028, meaning the Nationals will be paying Scherzer $15M a year until he's 44 years old, long after he dons the red and white for the last time.
What a stupid contract.
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It's wild to think about what it must be like to be a rookie pitcher on a team like the Astros.

You go from playing in general obscurity to playing in a huge stadium with millions watching on tv. You see guys like JV, Bregman and Brantley when you walk into the locker room and feel the immediate pressure of not wanting to let them down.

Then you go out and have to make pitches. Even worse, you have to make pitches and get guys out even when you don't feel like you have your best stuff. Every guy in the opposing lineup is better than almost every guy you've faced in the minors and it's difficult to just "go after them" when you have doubt in your mind. So you try to get too precise, walk a few guys and then things start to move very quickly.

One thing Hinch harps on periodically (he did with Martes too) is not letting a prior bad pitch effect the next pitch. Martin probably needs a little work in that area.
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Fixing the mechanical quirks left over from Rob is easier than the mental/emotional ones
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https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/jose-urquidy-takes-a-giant-step-forward/

Good write up on the newly promoted AAA starting pitcher, Jose Urquidy. Could see him called up at some point this year


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A 24-year-old Mexican righty signed in 2015, Urquidy was once known as solely a great pitchability guy before having Tommy John surgery in 2016. When he returned in 2018, he had a four-pitch mix and a fastball hovering between 89-92 mph and touching 93.

Four outings into the 2019 season, Urquidy was touching 97 mph. Recipients of Tommy John surgery often experience some sort of velocity increase upon their return, but not to the level Urquidy had demonstrated.

He struck out 40 and walked five in 33 Double-A innings before being promoted. Speaking in mid-May after Martin made his big league debut, general manager Jeff Luhnow lumped Urquidy along with the aforementioned names as candidates for the next promotion.
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HvilleAggie
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the future is BRIGHT!
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Thanks and Gig'em-Von Miller

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HvilleAggie said:

the future is BRIGHT!

So bright you gotta wear shades

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LSCSN
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What is the best bang for your buck parking lot for a Saturday night game?
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Mr.Ackar07 said:



Confidence got too high on the thread so you had to keep it real
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LSCSN said:

What is the best bang for your buck parking lot for a Saturday night game?
Street park and pay $1.25/hr until 6pm. Then it is free. Just don't park before 3pm as there is a 3 hour limit to paid parking. No time limit during free parking.
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